Snyder photo at left by Curt Guyette; Trump photo at right courtesy Shutterstock
Every once in a while, something will crop up on the CounterPunch site related to Michigan, but we were especially interested when a partial recent transcript of an interview with unorthodox economist Michael Hudson showed the author agreeing that presented Lansing's Snyder administration was a sort of precursor to Washington's Trump administration.
Brown called Snyder "a real world example of this," "including appointing emergency managers ... in effect rendering the will of the people obsolete, because now instead of being governed by elected officials, they are being governed by these hand-picked emergency managers." Brown pointed to "the Flint water crisis" as "a perfect example" of what can happen.
Hudson finds the comparison appropriate, and says:
Running a government like a business means dismantling government; dismantling democratic control; dismantling voters; and really running the economy under emergency conditions.